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Disease Tongue, Hairy

Name Tongue, Hairy
Synonyms Hairy Tongue | Hairy Tongues | Tongues, Hairy
Definition A benign condition of the tongue characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae that give the dorsum of the tongue a furry appearance. The color of the elongated papillae varies from yellowish white to brown or black, depending upon staining by substances such as tobacco, food, or drugs. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Categories Mouth disease
MeSH® ID D014064
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Tongue, Hairy
  Black hairy tongue